Sunday, August 1, 2010

Feels so good...

to be scrapbooking again!  I started this page yesterday and finished it today in between taking care of Katelin post tonsillectomy. She has done very well. She is a good patient. She doesn't complain or feel sorry for herself. 
She's like me when she is sick,  just wants to be left alone.  If she needs me, she calls me on the cell phone and I run upstairs to meet her needs. She has done better than I anticipated. Her Dr. said her tonsils were the biggest he has ever seen!  I know she will feel so much better after the healing is done.  Now on to my layout.

This picture of my mama came to me by way of my Aunt Marguerite who is my mama's youngest sister. In the past I have had a difficult time scrapbooking about mama. I miss her so much and I have always felt cheated that she died so young at the age of 59. Now after 20 years I am able to visit photos of her and not get so melancholy.

I used the "Clothesline" collection by Little Yellow Bicycle.
I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it on the store shelf. I knew it would be perfect to scrapbook about mama and her sewing. Sewing was such a big part of her life. Mama was a stay at home mom, but she was very busy raising 4 daughters and making a home for us and our dad. Most of her time was spent at the sewing machine. She was a perfectionist and sewed for many people in Aiken as well as making all our clothes growing up. Of course I didn't appreciate it at the time, but I most certainly do now! She even made my wedding dress! I showed her a picture of the dress I wanted in Bride's magazine and she made it without a pattern for a guide! She was simply brilliant with a sewing machine. This photo was taken in 1958 a year after I was born. Mama was 28 yrs. old in this picture.

Papers: Clothesline collection-Little Yellow Bicycle, Ambrosia-Basic Grey and journaling block Making Memories
Title and sewing machine was cut with my Silhouette
Pearl flourish: Prima
Buttons:  Clothesline collection and misc.
Boarder punch:  Martha Stewart
Misc. pins, tag and charm


  1. What an absolutely elegant and beautiful layout! Great job!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Scraptastic Saturday!

    Hannah @

  2. I featured you today on Scraptastic Saturday!!

    Check it out here...